Genital Concerns

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Genital Concerns

Pain or discomfort in the genital area that could be caused by a number of different reasons.

How The Y Factor Can Help

The Y Factor evaluates each patient for the cause of this condition. Many infections are resistant to an initial course of antibiotic. Specialized testing of the semen will provide specific antibiotic sensitivities to determine the best course of treatment.

The Y Factor offers medical management through specialized antibiotics to treat the cause of the pain.

Surgical management for testicular pain includes treatment for urethral obstruction, microsurgical denervation of the cord, microsurgical varicocele repair, and excision of epididymal lesions.

The Y Factor will diagnose the source of the pain and develop a treatment plan to address this condition.


Symptoms of Genital Pain

Patients exhibit constant pain or discomfort in the following areas:

  • Groin.

  • Testicles.

  • Scrotum.

  • Penis.

  • Urethra.

  • Bladder.

  • Prostate.

Common Reasons for Genital pain:

  • Urethral strictures or scar tissue.

  • Nerve irritation.

  • Bacterial infection or nonbacterial prostatitis.

  • Genital duct obstruction.

  • Inflammation of the prostate.

  • Varicoceles (Varicose veins in the scrotal area).

  • Hydroceles (swelling caused by excess fluid in the sheath around a testicle).

  • Bladder cancer.

Genitilogy 101 -Your health below the belt!

Men, you should check yourselves for any abnormal lesions. Some of these lesions are removed with medication and some are removed with an in-office procedure. Some lesions can be passed to a partner and some lesions are precancerous. Schedule an appointment today at one of our locations in Houston, Richmond, Tomball, or Webster so we can check out that lesion. Common lesions are:

  • Skin bridge.
  • Tight frenulum.

  • Scarred foreskin.
  • Skin tag.
  • HPV condyloma.

  • Sebaceous cyst.

  • Fungal infection.

  • BXO.

  • Cherry angiomas.

  • Moluscum kontagiosum.

  • Pearly penile papules.

This brief list is aimed at familiarizing men with the common lesions we see at The Y Factor and a little information as to why these lesions form. Sometimes it is a matter of health and sometimes it is a matter of aesthetics and presentation.

Genital Pains | Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, we usually refer to it as prostate pain, bladder pain, groin pain, or testicular pain.

The providers at The Y Factor diagnose the source of the pelvic pain through careful understanding of your symptoms, a physical examination to elicit the pain, laboratory testing to identify abnormalities, and diagnostic studies (scope) to look for a potential cause.

Inflammation of the bladder wall and obstruction to urinary flow are the main causes.

Inflammation and infection of the prostate could cause pain.

A hernia, a varicocele, a granuloma or a nerve entrapment can cause groin pain.

Infection of the testicular ducts, twisting of the testicle, testicular cancer, or a duct cyst of the testicular tubes can all cause testicular pain.

We are very successful in eliminating bladder pain, prostate pain, and groin pain. Testicular pain can be more difficult to clear.

Initially most of our treatments are with oral medication to clear infection and reduce inflammation. Oral medications are also used to shrink the prostate and to relieve urination obstruction. Surgical treatment also has a role when medical care is not successful. Our goal is to determine the underlying cause of the pain and not merely to treat the symptoms.

Bladder cancer, prostate cancer, and testicular cancer rarely present first with pain. Bladder cancer presents as burning with urination. Prostate cancer almost never presents with pain. Testicular cancer can present with a dull ache continuously in the testicle.

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